The Hermitage Reflected in its Showcases - State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St Petersburg


The Hermitage Reflected in its Showcases

The exhibition “The Hermitage Reflected in its Showcases” opened in the halls of the former Imperial Manege, introducing showcases as exhibits for the first time in the museum practice. More than fifty showcases, as well as photos and drawings from the collection of one of the oldest museums in Europe, the State Hermitage Museum, demonstrate the evolution from Catherine the Great’s time to the beginning of the XXI century.

The idea to arrange an exhibition on the basis of the museum showcases was suggested by Rem Koolhaas and the exceptional Hermitage collection allowed the curators of the exhibition to turn it into reality in the form of a large-scale panorama of the museum’s life throughout its long history.